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View Poll Results: Which Optimus Prime to keep in my collection?
Takara Tomy Legends LG-EX God Ginrai 23 60.53%
Cybertron "Sonic Wing Dual Savage Claws Mode" Optimus Prime 15 39.47%
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:54 PM   #1
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Help with Agonizing Decision: Which Optimus Prime to Keep?

Due to my very small budget and space available for a Transformers collection, can you help me decide which of the two incarnations of Optimus Prime I should keep? This choice is for the final piece in my collection. I have both loose in hand and don't know what to do!

Option 1 (Powermaster Optimus Prime):
- Takara Tomy Legends LG-EX God Ginrai (Leader Super Ginrai and Leader Godbomber)

Option 2 (Assemble the lot for "Sonic Wing Dual Savage Claws Mode" Optimus Prime, with one cat left over):
- Cybertron Leader Optimus Prime
- Cybertron Ultra Wing Saber
- Cybertron Voyager Leobreaker
- Cybertron Voyager Nemesis Breaker
- Universe Voyager Leo Prime / Lio Convoy

Please let me know which one you'd pick in the poll above!

To help with the decision, the rest of my meagre collection is listed below:
- Thrilling 30 Titan Metroplex
- Combiner Wars Titan Devastator
- Power of the Primes Volcanicus (Dinobots) + Slash
- Power of the Primes Abominus (Terrorcons)
- Combiner Wars Leader Megatron + DX9 upgrade
- Titans Return Leader Sixshot

Pictures are provided to see how the figure fits with the most of the collection (Sixshot and Abominus still boxed). For the Cybertron lot, poor Nemesis Breaker is left out of the combo again.

How to combine the Cybertron lot can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zrey70xgRt4

I essentially used some of the cash I got from selling my childhood G1 collection to buy these, as I dreamed about the posability of the modern figures as a child. It took a while to convince my wife to go along with this.
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:17 AM   #2
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Re: Help with Agonizing Decision: Which Optimus Prime to Keep?

Powermaster Prime for the win. The other set is pretty fun though. They don't make sturdy-chunky toys like that anymore it seems.
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:48 AM   #3
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Can I cast my vote for a new wife?
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:32 AM   #4
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Re: Help with Agonizing Decision: Which Optimus Prime to Keep?

I personally like the look of the Powermaster Optimus Prime more so I voted for you to keep that one. But Cybertron Optimus Prime is widely regarded as one of the best Optimus Prime ever made and if you have Leobreaker and Wing Saber to go with it, it is practically the crown jewel of most people's collection.

If I were in your shoes, I would do everything in my power to keep both sets. Isn't there any other Transformers toy you can get rid of? Why get rid of the best of the best the franchise has to offer? This is really a keep my left arm or right arm decision here.
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:35 AM   #5
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Re: Help with Agonizing Decision: Which Optimus Prime to Keep?

No contest for my tastes, for what it counts. TT all the way. Were it me, and believe me, my budget and space is also very, very limited, I would consider either keeping both as, technically, Ginrai is a completely different character. Or, keep Ginrai and MAYBE Seige as Optimus? Based on either scenario, the oft expensive God Ginrai is the easy win for me. Then again, Unicron trilogy...meh.
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:44 AM   #6
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Re: Help with Agonizing Decision: Which Optimus Prime to Keep?

Ginrai.
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:08 AM   #7
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Re: Help with Agonizing Decision: Which Optimus Prime to Keep?

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Can I cast my vote for a new wife?
Haha...

Many have pondered this option in their own collections too.
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:49 AM   #8
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Re: Help with Agonizing Decision: Which Optimus Prime to Keep?

I prefer option 2.

Cybertron Optimus Prime is one of the best Optimus mold.



But if you are running out of space, choose option1. Because option 2 takes up too much spaces.
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:03 PM   #9
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I personally like the look of the Powermaster Optimus Prime more so I voted for you to keep that one. But Cybertron Optimus Prime is widely regarded as one of the best Optimus Prime ever made and if you have Leobreaker and Wing Saber to go with it, it is practically the crown jewel of most people's collection.

If I were in your shoes, I would do everything in my power to keep both sets. Isn't there any other Transformers toy you can get rid of? Why get rid of the best of the best the franchise has to offer? This is really a keep my left arm or right arm decision here.
I have thought about keeping both sets, but wouldn't it be strange to have two versions of Optimus Prime for such a small collection?

And the fact that it's like choosing between the left and right arm makes it such a fun (but agonizing) decision to make, no?
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:49 PM   #10
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I would ditch whatever is easiest to replace. If you regret it, then you can buy it back.
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